[vbox-dev] Location of VirtualBox configuration file

Maxime Dor max at kamax.io
Fri Oct 14 17:02:24 UTC 2016


Hi Malcolm,

You can change the location using the ||VBOX_USER_HOME|| env variable. 
More info here: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch10.html#idm9569

Max

On 14/10/16 18:52, Malcolm Clarke wrote:
> Dear All
>
> Although VirtualBox holds a parameter for the location of the 
> configuration files of the virtual machines, is there any way to 
> control the location of the configuration file of Virtual Box? 
> Currently it installs itself in a directory ".VirtualBox" in the 
> user's default directory.
>
> Is there a switch or otherwise to place this directory and its 
> configuration file in another specified location?
>
> I ask this because we are using Virtual Box with students in a lab. 
> They are allocated a home drive which is connected every time they log 
> on to a machine, but we do not operate roaming profiles. Although they 
> can retain the VM configuration directories and files by configuring 
> to their home drive, they "lose" the Virtual Box configuration file 
> every time they move to another machine.
>
> Regards
>
> Malcolm
>
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